Food for the Future: Agriculture for a Global Age
It′s not easy to eat well. To choose food wisely, you need to know where it comes from and how it′s produced. As consumers, most of us don′t know what we′re getting and eating in our supermarkets and restaurants. When rumours and food scares circulate in the media, we panic. Since most of us know very little about the real state of agriculture today and the ways in which the global agricultural industry produces the foods that end up on our plates, we have no basis on which to make informed judgements.
In this important new book, José Bové and François Dufour two men from modest farming backgrounds who have become international icons of the resistance to global capitalism unveil the workings of the agricultural industry today and lay down the principles for the creation of a new agriculture for the twenty–first century. Following on from their international bestseller The World is not For Sale, Bové and Dufour have joined forces again to build a constructive programme for the food of the future. They seek to make available to every citizen the facts they need in order to understand the crisis of agriculture today and to see how we can move beyond it. Presenting a positive agenda for a new kind of agriculture, they lay the foundations for a renewal of trust between farmers and citizen–consumers in a way that would bring food and the production of food back into the heart of modern society.
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A Strategy to Rebuild Farming
Sites of Memory
How the Citizen Sees Farming
But Where are the Peasant Farmers?
The Spiral of the Glorious Years
The True Cost of the Common Agricultural Policy
From Junk Food to Good Food
An Economic Nonsense and an Ecological Aberration
Who Owns the Land?
No to Rampant Globalization
If All the Peasant Farmers in the World
The Weapons of the Peaceful Citizen
Agriculture is Humanism
How to Teach Children about Farming
The Duties of Public Research
Farming Think Tanks and International Workshops
The Agricultural Titanic
A Diagnosis and the Beginnings of a Cure
Have we Learned the Lesson of the Epidemics?
Food FoUies and the Label Lottery
The Pillars of Peasant Wisdom
A Farming Charter and a Declaration of Rights and Duties
The Food War will not Happen